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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Grodziskie or Grätzer is a Sour Smoked Wheat Ale that was brewed in the 1900s in East Prussia and dates back to as early as the 15th century. It was named after the Polish town of Grodzisk Wielkopolski or Grätz in German. Our historic version is brewed according to the German Purity Law with air-dried barley malt and beech smoked wheat malt and hopped with Perle and Saaz. A sour mash is created using the old and forgotten technique called “Digerieren.” Finally a three month aging and maturation process creates a complex sour, smoky and heavily hopped wheat ale.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Hazy chestnut body with a beige head. Nose of tart wheat and mild beechwood; hint of smoke. Not really a sour beer, but I get why they reference that. Think of a mild smoke beer with a bit of Berliner Weisse poured into it. Thin palate.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radarsock (1001) - Vermont, USA - NOV 1, 2014
500 mL bottle supplied by WillRunForBeer - many thanks! To oversized snifter, it pours a skin-tinted deep honey orange with which a off-white ringed head barely a fingernail in length stood. Aromas of wheat grass, pond water, bosc pears, table sugar, pottery clay, russet potatoes, and German yeast. Tastes the same with the addition of mint sprigs, denim, aged hops, and minerals. Wet rolling tobacco experienced by mid-palate to swallow. Waterier than expected. Pleasurable growing alcohol warmth. Could have been fun, but the flavors just kicked me in the side.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3524) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2014
500 ml bottle shared by Willrunforbeer, orange color, no head. Very light aroma of smoked malt, sour mash, and weak damp ash.

Flavor is pretty much the same as the aroma with the smoke being very faint and subdued which is pleasing to me. Mild sourness seems to hold the smoke at bay. Malted wheat with a light tart fruit character. Medium body with a dry texture and clean.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (862) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle shared at my place. Pours orange gold with a white head. Aroma is red fruit, sour dough, slight floral. Flavor is dry and wheats, slight smoke. Neat.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (95) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Poured from bottle golden color with a white head. Aroma is mildly smoky with a little funkiness and wheat. Taste is somewhat smoky and is balanced by the sourness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (346) - FRANCE - OCT 30, 2014
Blonde orangée trouble, mousse blanche. Nez de céréales, blé, raisin vert, levure, pain, fumée. Bouche fumée, acide, blé, citron, belle amertume. Arômes complexes et équilibrés. Légèrement scurée. Bonne longueur. Corps crémeux. Bonne carbonation. Très bon, hors du commun, une très belle surprise.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (777) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 1, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste sour, smokey, citrus. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Same dude that brewed the 1809 berliner weiss. This has a subtlety smokey aroma, a little light fruit and hoPs. Feel is prickly and light but great for this beer. Flavor light but super complex...smoke, clove , tons o wheat...tangy and lingering. Nice brew."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3831) - - JUL 28, 2014
bottle. near clear gold color with almost no head. fruity pink bubblegum aroma. the flavor has very very subtle smoke. some fruity bubblegum hops. a very light/subtle example of style. i’ve had grodziskie with much more gusto(but who’s to say they were accurate examples). the bottles claims some sourness, in which i get none. i’m not sure what to expect from this style now. its has an almost czech pils like hop flavor and the smoothness of the palate with a subtle touch of smoke. you can really slug it down with a 4% abv. i enjoyed it, but i also like the more robust examples.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (917) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Clear yellow brown pour. Aroma of sourdough and german hops. Tastes of sour honey bread with strong grain, smoked sausage, some butter, slight maple.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (399) - Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2014
A really odd refreshing beer. Has a slightly fetid sweet honey aroma and flavor with a hint of the smoked. Very smooth taste with a fizzy long finish. Good and different.


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